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Below is a list of online resources available in the Pilots - Instrument category. The FAA is not responsible for the contents of the non-government sites listed. The list is provided only as a convenience to the users of this site. Click here to return to the category list

Aeronautical Decision Making (FAA)
This advisory circular provides introductory material, background information, and reference material on aeronautical decision making.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/CCDD54376BFDF5FD862569D100733983?OpenDocument
AIS, Aeronautical Information Services (Formerly NACO)
Aeronautical Information Services is the FAA's civil aviation authority providing the foundations for flight in the national airspace system.
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/
AIS, Digital Terminal Procedures Publication
This page provides a portal for searching, viewing, and downloading all the US Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPs), which are available in PDF format files.
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/dtpp/
Aviation Safety Connection
The Aviation.org website addresses fundamental safety issues related to pilot performance, including leadership, judgment, decison-making, and airmanship. There is no cost to subscribe.
http://www.aviation.org/
Aviation Safety Reporting Program (FAA)
This advisory circular describes the FAA Aviation Safety Reporting Program, which uses the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a third party to receive reports.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/64358057433fe192862569e7006da716/$FILE/AC00-46D.pdf
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
The ASRS ("NASA forms") collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.
http://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/
CFIT Awareness (FAA)
This advisory circular identifies some of the factors associated with GA CFIT accidents, and provides recommendations and strategies to combat CFIT.
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/2f2d1a8d9fe4d96586256d04006f2065/$FILE/ac61-134.pdf
Datalink (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online datalink mini-course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/datalink/
Flying In Icing Conditions - FAA Fact Sheet
A quick overview of the short-and long-term safety actions the FAA has taken over the past 15 years to improve safety of aircraft that encounter icing conditions on the ground and in flight.
http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=10398
GPS for IFR (AOPA/Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's free online GPS for IFR course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/gps_ifr/flash.cfm
GPS for VFR (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the Air Safety Foundation's free online GPS for VFR course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/gps_vfr
Handbook - Instrument Flying
This page provides links to a PDF version of FAA-H-8083-15, the Instrument Flying Handbook.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/media/FAA-H-8083-15B.pdf
Human Factors Awareness Course (FAA)
This link goes to FAA's online training course on human factors.
http://www.hf.faa.gov/Webtraining/index.htm
Human Factors Information
This site is designed to help pilots understand how decision-making skills, attitudes, and personality can influence the safety of flight.
http://www.avhf.com
Icing Training (NASA)
This link goes to two NASA courses for pilots on icing.
http://aircrafticing.grc.nasa.gov/courses.html
IFR - single pilot course
This link goes to AOPA/ASF's interactive online course on smart, safe, and successful single pilot IFR.
http://www.aopa.org/asf/online_courses/single_pilot_ifr/
IMC Club (EAA)
IMC Club chapters provide monthly meetings in your area to discuss instrument flying
https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-communities-and-interests/imc-club
Instrument Procedures Handbook
FAA-H-8261-1A Instrument Procedures Handbook. This handbook provides the most up-to-date guidance on how to operate safely within the National Airspace System.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/instrument_procedures_handbook/
Pneumatic Systems (AOPA Air Safety Foundation)
This link goes to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's free online Pneumatic Systems mini-course.
http://flash.aopa.org/asf/pneumatic_systems/
Practical Test Standards (menu)
This page provides links to FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) documents.
http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/
PTS - Instrument Rating
This link opens a PDF version of FAA-S-8081-4D, Instrument Rating practical test standards.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/list/AC%2061-111A/$FILE/FAA-S-8081-4D.pdf
Risk Assessment Guide
This Personal and Weather Risk Assessment Guide will help you develop your own standardized procedures for dispatch and pilot in command responsibilities.
http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/training/fits/guidance/media/pers%20wx%20risk%20assessment%20guide-v1.0.pdf
SeeAndAvoid.org - Midair Collision Avoidance Tool
SEE and AVOID military aircraft in your airspace by entering your airport identifier to ensure a safe flight-plan and avoid midair collisions.
http://www.seeandavoid.org
Weather Decision-Making Guide
General Aviation Pilot’s Guide to Preflight Weather Planning, Weather Self-Briefings, and Weather Decision Making
https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/media/ga_weather_decision_making.pdf